First, let me reassure you, itís easy to do. Iím going to walk you through the steps involved.
Obviously, the first thing you need to do is to go look through our layout download categories and find one (or more) that you like and want to try.
When you have found one that you want to try, you need to download it. The easiest thing is for you to save it to your desktop. It should be a .zip folder. Inside the folder will be a .xml file. For this guide, we are using a fictional layout example called ĎCairenn1.xmlí.
Once you have it on your desktop, you will need to copy it to the proper directory:
If you are on Windows 7 or Windows Vista:
C:\Users\< Username >\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings\GUIProfiles *
If you are still on Windows XP the path is slightly
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\SWTOR\swtor\settings\GUIProfile
So, using our example file, the complete path should look like this:
C:\Users\< Username >\AppData\Local\SWTOR\swtor\settings\GUIProfiles\Cairenn1.xml *
Once you have the file(s) saved to the proper location, itís time to log in to the game and load it up!
There are two ways that you can access the UI layout menu. You can either open it from the options menu:
Or by clicking on the little plus sign on your quickbar:
If you use the main menu, it will be listed in the top dropdown window. Choose it, hit the the load button and it's now enabled:
If you use the quickbar option, you are presented with a mini menu that will give you an option to use a custom layout that you have installed. Clicking on it should enable it for you:
And thatís it! Enjoy playing the game with a new layout!
If you are on Windows7 and can't see the AppData files onward, it may be hidden. Go to:
- Open organize
- Folder search options
- Show hidden files